Rania Matar touches on something profoundly intimate with A Girl and Her Room. She captures a phenomenon that is universal yet unacknowledged: as a girl myself, i recognize that there is a "life-ness" to my room, to our rooms. It's a something that escapes words, and here is where Rania speaks instead. When I first discovered this project, I felt so "gotten:" not only has Rania codified a phenomenon that I thought was limited to my own room, but she has also shown how that same essence, that same "life-ness" to a girl's room, exists across geography. From Beirut to Boston, there is something about this special relationship we girls have to our rooms that is unbounded by geography or cultural context.